Kohl BertelsUPDATE 4/16/21 Kohl Bertels was taken into custody by Bethalto Police today and will be transported to the Madison County Jail in lieu of the $150,000.00 bond set in this case.

(Previous story) No one was injured in an alleged armed carjacking Monday night in Bethalto. Police were called after a female reported her car was stolen at gunpoint just after 10pm from a home in the 800 block of Circle Drive.

Bethalto Police Chief Mike Dixon tells The Big Z this appears to be a situation in which an ex-boyfriend took the car of his ex-girlfriend.

The car was recovered a few hours later in Meadowbrook, and Dixon stresses this was obviously not a random incident.

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29-year-old Kohl H. Bertels is now charged with Aggravated Vehicle Hijacking. He is not currently in custody. If you know where he is located, you are asked to call Bethalto Police at 618-377-5266.

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